Fairs, Floats, and Whales!

Rodeo, rides, corndogs, and plenty of family fun at the Clackamas County Fair, which runs through the weekend.  The Southwest Washington fair is in Chehalis, Klickitat County fair and rodeo is also happening. The Jade International Night Market is at Portland Community College Southeast Campus Saturday 1-9. The Multicultural Kids Festival is Sunday from noon to 6 at Ventura Park on SE 113th Ave in Portland. It’s a free event focusing on music, dance, fashion, and talent.

This is not prime time to watch whales but they can be found!    The San Juan Islands this weekend is one of the better bets to see Orcas, but Oregon’s coast is where you’ll see gray whales at odd times of the year.  We talked to executive director Donna Sandstrom from The Whale Trail.  You can hear more here:


Photo by Mark Sears.
Photo courtesy of the Whale Trail.

For big kids…aka adults this weekend, there is the 2023 Portland Adult Soapbox Derby Saturday 10-4 at Mt Tabor Park. More than 40 teams of racers hurtle down a closed course in hand-built vehicles, powered only by one push at the top of the hill, and the force of gravitational pull. The Portland Goth Float is Saturday. It goes from Barton Park to Carver Park. The five-hour float is super popular so get there early to get parking.

Multnomah Days is happening both Saturday and Sunday in Multnomah Village and The Portland BBQ and Brews is at Washington Monroe Field today through Sunday.

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